Eating disorder survivor Demi Lovato has outraged and disappointed fans by spruiking a diet drink in a recent selfie.
Which is why so many fans found it shocking the 24-year-old would post a sponsored Instagram snap promoting a detox tea.
Lovato explained her year was about “#selflove” and “truly taking care of [herself]”, adding that she was undergoing a 30-day “detox challenge” to “get rid of toxins” and bloating.
“I’m on Day 7 right now & it’s so easy! I just drink their tea every single day in my favourite purple tumbler,” she wrote before offering a promo code to fans who want a discount on their drink order.
“I want all of you to do the challenge with me!”
The fact this was a shameless advertising of a questionable product isn’t what has fans so irate; celebrities do that all the time. (Just ask the Kardashians.)
It’s that Lovato herself has acknowledged the slippery slope she found herself on while taking laxatives, and as a role model to many young girls, should understand the power of the potentially dangerous message she’s sending.